We know that a paperless office is better for the environment and can increase productivity, but it can also save your business from a disaster. Many companies couldn’t survive without their documents and files, and it is much more likely to lose or destroy paper documents rather than digital documents. Continue reading to learn how a paperless office can protect your business from a disaster.
Paper-based Record Loss
Did you know that 70% of businesses would fail within three weeks if they lost their paper-based records? In the event of a fire or flood, paper files will likely burn or be destroyed beyond repair. A fire, flood, or other emergencies can affect your office at any time, and there is little chance of saving all records. However, you can avoid this tragedy by implementing a document management system and back up all files to ensure they remain safe and sound, even in the event of an emergency.
While a fire can happen in any building, paper is a combustible material that can result in a fire spreading more quickly. Loose paper, packaging, trash bins, and stored files pose an unnecessary risk for buildings, especially when there is no reason to keep paper documents when an electronic copy is available. Digital documents will keep your building safer and allow your employees to be more productive and provide better service for your customers.
Trip and Fall Injuries
Physical documents and file cabinets can become a workplace hazard and result in employee injuries. Numerous file cabinets can get in the way of passing through a hallway safely, and lose paper can cause a worker to slip and fall. These injuries cost employers about $40,000 per incident and happen more frequently than you may think. Keep your employees safe from hazards by going paperless and converting to digital documents!
Go Paperless With Micro Records
Due to our companies outstanding 2017 sales, Digitech Systems has selected Micro Records Company as A 2018 Gold Star Partner! Micro Records can help your business transition to a paperless way of life with quality e-forms and technology. For more information about how we can help your business utilize proactive monitoring, transition to doing things digitally, get rid of sensitive documents securely or benefit from new technology solutions, visit us online or give us a call at (877) 410-SCAN. For more tips on transitioning your business to paperless technology and going green, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, and Flickr.